Serverless computing: economic and architectural impact

Serverless computing: economic and architectural impact Adzic et al., ESEC/FSE’17 Today we have another paper inspired by talks from the GOTO Copenhagen conference, in this case Gojko Adzic’s talk on ”Designing for the serverless age.” It’s a case study on how serverless computing changes the shape of the systems that we build, and the (dramatic) … Continue reading Serverless computing: economic and architectural impact

An efficient bandit algorithm for real-time multivariate optimization

An efficient bandit algorithm for realtime multivariate optimization Hill et al., KDD'17 Aka, "How Amazon improved conversion by 21% in a single week!" Yesterday we saw the hard-won wisdom on display in 'seven myths' recommending that experiments be kept simple and only test one thing at a time, otherwise interpreting the results can get really … Continue reading An efficient bandit algorithm for real-time multivariate optimization

An Evaluation of Amazon S3’s Consistency Behavior

Eventual Consistency: How soon is eventual? An Evaluation of Amazon S3's Consistency Behavior - Bermbach and Tai, 2011 In honour of AWS re:Invent this week, and since we've already covered the excellent Dynamo paper at #31 in this series, here's a paper looking at eventual consistency and the behaviour of S3. In this work we … Continue reading An Evaluation of Amazon S3’s Consistency Behavior